Monthly Archives: October 2010

DVD: Busby Berkeley 9-Film Collection

by Lewis Manalo

I admit it. I like musicals. I like the singing and the dancing. The sugary feel-good-or-die attitude.

I especially like the chorus girls, and no one does chorus girls better than Busby Berkeley. Adopting the formulas of Broadway for the silver screen, Berkeley’s editing techniques were also innovative for his time. This collection, which includes classics like Gold Diggers of 1933 and 42nd Street, has more kicking legs than you can handle.

And yes, dressing in nothing but money will get my attention.

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Fil-Am Cinema Moments

by Lewis Manalo

It’s Filipino-America History Month! Seriously!

To celebrate this month of Fil-Am appreciation, we offer you three great Fil-Am movie moments.

1. In the classic bar scene from Out for Justice, skip to 4:20, and see Dan Inosanto in a bad hairpiece.

2. In case you didn’t get the Special Edition DVD of Step Up 2: the Streets, here’s ABDC Season 1 winners JabbaWockeeZ in a deleted scene:

3. And of course, RUFIOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Mabuhay!